The Linux Foundation has launched new open source Project, called ELISA (Enabling Linux In Safety Applications), with the main aim of building Linux based applications for safety-critical systems.
While the term safety-critical system implies those setups in which any failure could lead to actual damage in property, environmental degradation or injury to the workforce; the ELISA project has the lofty idea of ensuring fail proof for such critical Linux-based systems.
It is founded on the fact that computers today are used in virtually every business establishments, with different kinds of applications, many of which have serious consequences in any case of failure.
For instance, imagine the consequences if there is a major system failure for medical devices in emergency situations, or failure in the systems on self-driving trains, autonomous vehicles, and factories where the most dangerous tasks are handled by machines.
Linux will be leveraging on its SIL2LinuxMP Project which is involved in the development of certification for the base components of embedded GNU/Linux RTOS running on a single-core or multi-core industrial COTS computer board.
Also, Linux Foundation will be able to build on the infrastructure and support of the broader Linux community to make this initiative successful, haven already garnered the support of well-established corporations like Arm, BMW Car IT GmbH, KUKA, Linutronix, and Toyota.